Brunch Date – Cru, Kew

Hello my Dearest Readers! How have you been? I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much and slower too, it’s because my sister Macy and niece Stephenie have been visiting but they went home last Thursday :( So I’ve been busy taking them around and spending time with them ~  But as much as I love them…we were clashing with each other like water and oil LOL you want to know why? It’s because… she simply does not like eating. Yup and we’re fully blood related! I don’t even understand it either :P

At least Stephenie likes eating :D

At least Stephenie likes eating :D

She doesn’t understand why Mr Bao would slave in the kitchen for 4 to 5 hours to cook us a meal, or why I would stay up late to bake a cake. Because she’s more than happy with  2 minute noodles or steamed veggies and fish for dinner :o Don’t get me even started on brunch, she doesn’t understand the concept of a leisurely weekend brunch hahaha so last weekend I was glad she told me, she had plans with friends and that we’ll only meet for dinner. Because that meant I could get back to having weekly brunch date with Mr Bao :)

Cru, Kew

Cru, Kew

That’s how we ended up at Cru Cafe in Kew ~ have read a review by Ashley and someone else told me about it, but I forgot who then when we arrived I realised that person was my colleague (Barry) who lives up the road. It was quite busy when we arrived at around 10:30am, but was lucky to score next to the barista and near the window YAY love natural light!

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Bonsoy Chai Latte $4.5

Bonsoy Chai Latte $4.5

Wanted something a little different that day, so I ordered a Soy Chai Latte. I was delighted to see how it was served! In a cute little jar :) I am definitely going to steal this idea and serve drinks at home like this. It was also great to know that they use Bonsoy soy milk because that’s my favourite strong nutty flavour without that rough feeling on your tongue afterwards. However, I did find the chai flavour to be a little weak and would’ve liked more spice.

Magic $3.5

Magic $3.5

Coffee here is by Five Senses and Mr Bao ordered his usual Magic, commenting that it had very earth notes and ending with some acidity towards the end. He was so impressed he finished it before his meal arrived so he had to other another one ~

Roesti - avocado, smoked salmon, red onion, crispy capers and poached egg $18

Roesti – avocado, smoked salmon, red onion, crispy capers and poached egg $18

I ordered the Roesti which had a potato roesti base, topped with a mixture of smoked salmon, red onion, crispy capered and a poached egg. I particularly liked the gorgeous edible flowers so pretty! The flavours combined very well with each other and even though I’m not usually a fan of capers because it was fried it didn’t have that bitter aftertaste.

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The egg was poached perfectly and had a generous amount of smoked salmon, it’s a refreshing breakfast dish and I immediately felt healthier eating it ~

Angus burger plus bacon and egg combo $22

Angus burger plus bacon and egg combo $22

If my dish was light and healthy, Mr Bao’s dish was definitely the opposite, he went for the Angus burger with a wagyu patty and added bacon and egg to it. The meat patty was delicious and not overcooked still retaining it’s juice, the dill remoulade and special sauce gave even more  flavour. Not sure if we’ve had red leicester cheese before but it’s definitely better than regular Cheddar.

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I think it was a little bit heavy for me with the bacon and egg but so sinfully good. I only had one bite before Mr Bao took it off me and I never saw it again :( It also came with some pickles and hand cut chips that was more like wedges.

Canele $3.5

Canele $3.5

They had a small cake cabinet near the cashier, and there were so many things I wanted to try such as the carrot cake or the brownie. The friendly waitress also told me that their owner wakes up and bakes everything on site. That immediately impressed me ~ While I was busy choosing what to get, Mr Bao suggested that we try the Canele.

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He’s been a bit addicted since we tried one at another cafe, and I’m so glad he did! It had that perfectly caramelized outer crust and the soft moist creme brulee filling inside. Sigh wish I had the copper tins so I could make it at home.

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We both enjoyed Cru and am quite jealous that Barry lives walking distance to it! They’re also open for dinner Wednesday to Friday so we’re definitely interested in going back to try their dinner dishes and I’ve had a peek at their menu and I already have my eye set on the lemon dessert ~ Barry you coming? :P

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23 thoughts on “Brunch Date – Cru, Kew

  1. Ling July 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm Reply

    OMG it looks great!! Check out that YOLK!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply

      You HAVE to go for brunch so so so good! I’m always a sucker for delicious looking eggs hehe!

  2. Libby July 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm Reply

    The roesti looks so pretty (and yes, THE YOLK!).

    Haha Marty is ‘so over dining out’ now so I can certainly relate to your situation with Macy. He can’t understand why I’d rather try a new place than go to the same place over and protests every time I suggest trying a new hatted restaurant. UGH!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm Reply

      Hahaha what’s with people :P Eating is the MOST pleasureable thing how can they be over it lol but i guess it’s understandable… they like the restaurants they are familiar with and they aren’t willing to try new places hope Marty will be bored with those restaurants and go back to ‘dining out’ with you :)

  3. theragingcook July 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Haahaha Daisy now you got me craving poached eggs and latte for dinner!!! Haha your sis has the same approach as my folks – gung jai noodles and steMed fish/veggies and stirfry lol 😂

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm Reply

      Hahhaa I wouldn’t mind having brunch dishes for dinner that’s actually a pretty good idea :P

  4. hotlyspiced July 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm Reply

    It always amazes me how siblings can be quite different. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to go out for a leisurely lunch. Thank goodness your sister let you go your separate ways so there wasn’t WWIII. I love the look of your poached egg and wish I could make mine look like that. What is their secret? xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm Reply

      I know even though we’ve come from the same parents and grew up in the same family we’re so vastly different :) I can’t tell you how relieved I was when she told me she was going out by herself yay :P I always wanted to know how these cafes poach their eggs because mind never work out either >_<

  5. msihua (@msihua) July 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Beautiful eggporn! YESH!

  6. threehanns78 July 11, 2013 at 12:19 am Reply

    Salmon salad for me thanks. Burger looks yummo too
    Was at Vue at Heide on Tuesday, had a great lunch again have you been here recently?

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 7:01 pm Reply

      I havent had lunch there lately, unfortunately last time I went I wasn’t really a fan of Vue at Heide but maybe it deserves another chance :)

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm Reply

    We missed you Daisy! :) Hehe I don’t know if I could understand not being interested in food although Mr NQN wasn’t when we first met!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm Reply

      Awww that’s so sweet of you Lorraine :) I missed you and everyone else too! I simply don’t understand my sister, but at least Mr NQN seems to be a lot more interested in food now than he was before hehe ~

  8. Ashley July 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply

    Bahaha, I have a cousin who’s like that too! Sooo unadventurous in eating, can’t fathom how we are related…although I guess we have a similar sense of humour so it all works out :)

    So glad you liked this cafe in my neck of the woods! I love the roesti dish as well, so clean and fresh! :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm Reply

      Hahhaa I really don’t understand people who don’t like to eat! I mean I know people who aren’t as keen or into food as I am and that’s fine but at least they enjoy food when it’s in front of them :P

      I super liked this cafe! And will definitely go back let’s meet up there for afternoon tea sometime ~

  9. Julie July 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm Reply

    nice another close place to go :) and you can get magic too :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm Reply

      You definitely need to go lovely :) It’s awesome! great service too!

  10. Brunch Addict July 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm Reply

    Oh THAT’S where I need to try for brunch! In fact I’m going to go there rigt now! Thanks for the inspiration Daisy! Xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm Reply

      How was it? Did you like it :) Can’t wait to read your review! xox

  11. Sarah July 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Wow that place looks awesome! I love it when places are generous with their more expensive ingredients, like smoked salmon. Yum! Photos look great too – yay for natural light!

    Hehe, I don’t understand people who are indifferent about food either! :)

    xox Sarah

  12. ironchefshellie July 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Looks gooooood! I can’t wait to go out for brunch when you get back. I rarely go out for brunch but I feel like I wanna go again since I like coffeeeeee hahaha

  13. Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie July 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Oh wow – I’ve never seen canele outside of Bordeaux! Which is probably a good thing considering I ate a lot of them when I lived there!
    That poached egg looks delicious – perfectly cooked!

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